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Natural stone sealers

Caring for your natural stone floor is paramount if you want it to stay in good condition. Stone may be a tough and durable material, but it is also porous, meaning it’s susceptible to food and drink spillages, bacteria and chemicals. To help you keep your floors in the best possible condition, we have utilised our extensive trade knowledge to produce our own range of sealers, each of which has been specially designed for a specific material.

Your stone floors will remain in showroom condition, with minimal maintenance required from you, plus there’ll be no need to use harsh chemicals or powerful jet washers and other equipment that could result in damage. Please contact us for more info.

What do you need to know about sealing stone floors?

  • On new tiles/natural stone always start by pre-sealing! You can always go back to fully seal the floor at the end of the job.
  • Know your sealant. Acrylics, polyurethanes, siloxanes: these are polymers that sit on the surface of the stone and prevent it from breathing.

Silanes and modified silanes, on the other hand, allow the stone to breathe by sitting within the capillaries – or caverns – of the stone.

  • All sealers contain a carrier, which keeps the seal emulsified. When the carrier evaporates, it leaves behind the polymers in the stone creating a sealed finish. The types of carriers may be solvent, water, or alcohol based.
  • Beware of moisture! A damp seal will not bond or cure. The stone must be bone dry before the sealant is applied.

What do you need to know about sealing stone floors?

  • On new floors always start by pre-sealing! You can always go back to fully seal the floor at the end of the job.
  • Know your sealant. Acrylics, polyurethanes, siloxanes: these are polymers that sit on the surface of the stone and prevent it from breathing.
  • Silanes and modified silanes, on the other hand, allow the stone to breathe by sitting within the capillaries – or caverns – of the stone.

  • All sealers contain a carrier, which keeps the seal emulsified. When it evaporates, it leaves behind the polymers on the stone. These may be solvent, water, or alcohol based.
  • Beware of moisture! A damp seal will not bond or cure. The stone must be bone dry before the sealant is applied.
  • Not all sealers are the same

    Different sealers do different jobs, so if in doubt, make sure you seek our advice before you proceed.

    For instance, you should use a breathable impregnating sealer for best results in terms of protection and longevity of the sealer, as these sealers allow your stones to breathe. Breathability is a really important factor when you have a natural stone floor. The last thing you want to do is stop your stones from breathing which can result in problems further down the line i.e debonding or delamination from the bed that your stones are sat on.